Bookkeeper / Accounts Assistant

Posted 7 June by Hardy Recruitment
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Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Poole, Dorset

Contracted Hours: 37 ½

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working hours, where staff cover allows
  • Opportunities for overtime
  • Working within a supportive and friendly team
  • On-site staff parking
  • Staff socials
  • Extended holiday allowance over the Christmas period
  • Relaxed working atmosphere

Job Description

Working independently on:

  • Requesting required paperwork/records from clients.
  • Chasing clients for outstanding paperwork/records.
  • Reviewing clients’ records prior to commencement of bookkeeping to ensure essential documents received.
  • Entering clients’ transactions onto Excel/Sage/Xero (and others), as appropriate.
  • Reconciling various control accounts, such as bank accounts, sales ledgers, purchase ledgers, etc.
  • Communicating with a number of clients regarding their bookkeeping affairs.
  • Completing and filing VAT returns.
  • Completing our client VAT files of VAT return workings .
  • Organising workload to ensure strict deadlines are met.
  • Maintaining organised and complete filing systems of clients’ paperwork.
  • Communicating with HMRC VAT office when required.

To assist the accounts and bookkeeping teams with:

  • Preparing bank reconciliations and other control accounts as appropriate.
  • Assisting the accounts team with any VAT queries they may have when preparing the year end accounts or otherwise.

Any other tasks as directed by Accounts & Bookkeeping Manager or other colleagues as appropriate.

Person Specification


  • Bookkeeping for a variety of businesses
  • Preparing VAT returns for a variety of businesses
  • High level of competence in Excel and Sage Line 50
  • Detailed understanding of VAT Outputs and Inputs
  • Detailed understanding of correct treatment of different VAT schemes (Cash, Flat Rate)
  • Thorough knowledge of how to reconcile bank balances, sales ledgers, purchase ledgers.

Preferable (Not Essential)

Working in an office environment

Working as part of a bookkeeping team

High level of competence in Xero

Detailed understanding of how to handle

subcontractor payments/ CIS (Construction Industry Scheme)

If this Bookkeeper / Accounts Assistant position sounds like the role for you Apply today send your CV below!

Required skills

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeping
  • Reconcile
  • Reconciling
  • VAT

Application question

Do you have bookkeeping experience?

Reference: 38164429

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